Monday, 26 Oct 2020

UK economy shows biggest drop in 40 years in early 2020

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s economy shrank by the most since 1979 in early 2020 as households slashed their spending, according to official data that included the first few days of the coronavirus lockdown. Gross domestic product dropped by a quarterly 2.2% between January and March, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. That was below […]

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Even the South Pole is warming, and quickly, scientists say

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – The South Pole, the most isolated part of the planet, is also one of the most rapidly warming ones, scientists said Monday (June 28), with surface air temperatures rising since the 1990s at a rate that is three times faster than the global average. While the warming could be the result […]

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Singapore GE2020: Heng Swee Keat to helm East Coast GRC

SINGAPORE – Heng Swee Keat will be leading a five-man People’s Action Party team into the battle for East Coast GRC, which is being contested for the fourth time in electoral history. He and his team will be up against the Workers’ Party (WP) team comprising Mr Dylan Ng, Mr Kenneth Foo, Mr Terence Tan, […]

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UN to call for $10bn aid for Syrians at virtual donor meeting

European Union to lead meeting of 60 governments, NGOs as UN seeks billions for Syrians and countries hosting refugees. Governments are set to pledge billions of dollars in aid for Syrians at a virtual conference on Tuesday to help refugees enduring Syria’s ninth year of armed conflict, as the coronavirus and high food prices worsen […]

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US states hit pause on coronavirus reopening: Live updates

Bars, beaches, cinemas closed again in some US states as spike in cases underlines challenge of containing virus. Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned the pandemic is “not even close to being over” and […]

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